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wing chun

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Pronunciation: /wɪŋ ˈtʃʊn
 
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Definition of wing chun in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A simplified form of kung fu used as a system of self-defence.
Example sentences
  • He also runs regularly and has taken up two different martial arts - karate and wing chun, a form of tai chi.
  • When 46-year-old Neil Mose's father died, Mose took up the martial art wing chun.
  • Like a martial artist might get a solid grounding in wing chun and then cross train in western boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to fill in some gaps.

Origin

Chinese, apparently from Yim Wing Chun (fl. mid 18th century) by whom the system was developed.

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